G. Ledyard Stebbins was a botanist and geneticist, and participated in the development of our modern understanding of evolutionary theory. He also happens to have taught at my alma mater at the end of his career and there's a nearby nature reserve named after him. When this LOVELY yarn first arrived, I had something very different in mind for it, but the sheen was too lovely, the hand too nice for what I had originally thought. It needed something lacy, and the "organic" movement of this pattern reminded me of plants - hence the name.
Right now my Rav group is doing a "Scientist shawl" themed KAL if you'd like to join in, [details here]. Also, I'm currently having an Anniversary sale, [details here].
Part of my second “scientist” inspired shawl collection. The collection will include FIVE patterns when it is complete (one is a “bonus” pattern, available only as part of the collection), the patterns will be released between February and June 2015. You may purchase each